Asus M5A97 R2.0

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics31.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive76.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A97 R2.0  (all builds)
Memory3.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150626
Uptime11.3 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 01:36
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-8350-$130
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
50.3% Above average
1-Core 76.4
2-Core 152
54% 114 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 492
48% 382 Pts
64-Core 486
33% 486 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 55%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$148
Asus(1043 85D4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
31.6% Below average
Lighting 125
Reflection 81.6
Parallax 123
32% 110 fps
MRender 81.2
Gravity 120
Splatting 84.4
31% 95.1 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$120
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 195 187 143 145 141 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 461
Write 331
Mixed 305
SusWrite 185
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 34.7
120% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 210
158% 213 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 94%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
35GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 66 64 63 65 65 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 73.5
Write 72.2
Mixed 62.7
SusWrite 64.8
51% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
985GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 114 116 114 118 118 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 113
Write 125
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 115
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
45.2% Average
MC Read 19
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 14.6
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 11.6
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M5A97 R2.0 Builds (Compare 24,612 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $581
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